Spraying peach trees

Asked April 7, 2017, 3:04 PM EDT

What type of insects do I need to spray for here in Lexington? When should I spray them with? How often should I spray? Thanks, John Hale 859-536-9135

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To properly grow peaches here in Kentucky, there are many pests and diseases that need to be controlled. Peach pest & disease control generally involves a preventive spray schedule. The "Growing Peaches in Kentucky" publication is a wonderful thorough guide for growing peaches http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ho/ho57/ho57.pdf . The "Midwest Tree Fruit Pest Management Handbook is wonderful when it comes to what needs to be sprayed when http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id93/id93.htm . You will want to see Chapter 2 on Stone Fruits. Feel free to call our office for any further questions at 859-257-5582.